Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Auxiliary Officers: Making the Ultimate Sacrifice for $0 Per Year

On September 7, 2010, Auxiliary Lieutenant Dan Kromer hit the streets, volunteering his personal time to assist the Taylor (Mich.) Police Department in protecting the community. On that fateful night, he was struck by a hit-and-run driver and became the agency's second line of duty death this year. He also became the 131st auxiliary police officer known to be killed in the line of duty in America.

Like all men and women who serve, auxiliary and reserve officers pin on the badge to help their community. They respond to calls, make arrests, backup other officers, and - occasionally - are killed in the line of duty. The only difference is, they do it for free.

Auxiliary and reserve police officers have my utmost respect for the personal sacrifices they make every day. For the 131 brave officers who have given their lives while serving their community, we will ensure their stories and memories live on forever:

Reserve Officer Daniel DonovanSpringfield Police Department, MA
Reserve Officer Louis WellsJoplin Police Department, MO
Auxiliary Officer Louis SchuetzLombard Police Department, IL
Reserve Policeman G. MogleLos Angeles Police Department, CA
Auxiliary Officer Arthur ReifeisIndianapolis Police Department, IN
Auxiliary Police Officer Reuben CaywoodRockdale Police Department, TX
Reserve Officer Louis DulisseOntario Police Department, CA
Auxiliary Officer Frank KelloggHouston Police Department, TX
Auxiliary Policeman William HenhoefferPhiladelphia Police Department, PA
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Robert RileyLane County Sheriff's Department, OR
Reserve Deputy Billy HeckleSan Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, CA
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Bryce PattonVentura County Sheriff's Department, CA
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Lee SawyerLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
Auxiliary Sergeant Herbert GossCape Girardeau Police Department, MO
Reserve Officer William FreytagRochester Police Department, MN
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Robert GrabnerKern County Sheriff's Department, CA
Auxiliary Officer Peter RagaAlliance Police Department, OH
Reserve Officer Andrew SharpMinneapolis Police Department, MN
Reserve Deputy Lloyd ConstantineLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
Auxiliary Police Officer Aldo SantiniWestport Police Department, CT
Reserve Officer Raymond WilsonWest Chicago Police Department, IL
Reserve Officer Lloyd ReedMinneapolis Police Department, MN
Auxiliary Captain Owen BenderFlorida Highway Patrol, FL
Auxiliary Policeman Stratford AllenSharon Police Department, MA
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Michael WigdersonLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Chester AlquistWashington County Sheriff's Department, OR
Auxiliary Officer Edward SullivanDellwood Police Department, MO
Auxiliary Officer Michael MillsReno Police Department, NV
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Charles ReaLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
Reserve Officer Lester ColePalo Alto Police Department, CA
Reserve Motor Deputy Lionel DashleyLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
Reserve Officer Donald SpingolaSan Leandro Police Department, CA
Auxiliary Police Officer Lawrence KipfingerColumbus Division of Police, OH
Reserve Officer Ernest LindemannHonolulu Police Department, HI
Reserve Officer Andrew ReeseGarden Grove Police Department, CA
Reserve Lieutenant Jimmie WingateMarion County Sheriff's Department, IN
Reserve Officer Bill SutherlinFairfield Police Department, IA
Auxiliary Trooper Ormand WatkinsAlabama Department of Public Safety, AL
Reserve Captain Christopher FeeneyWarwick Police Department, RI
Reserve Deputy Larry MulkeyForsyth County Sheriff's Office, GA
Reserve Officer Daniel WickardRapid City Police Department, SD
Reserve Officer Joe JonesDallas Police Department, TX
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Joshua RodriguezBexar County Sheriff's Department, TX
Auxiliary Police Officer Glenn WorthamTulsa Police Department, OK
Reserve Deputy Virgil McGeeJackson County Sheriff's Department, MO
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Howard HoldeferJasper County Sheriff's Department, IA
Auxiliary Officer Walter HembreeHenryetta Police Department, OK
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Charles BanningKern County Sheriff's Department, CA
Reserve Captain Jack RenigarForsyth County Sheriff's Department, NC
Auxiliary Sergeant David FreedNew York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section, NY
Reserve Deputy Thomas DuniganMorgan County Sheriff's Department, IN
Reserve Officer Fred BergmannSt. Charles Police Department, MO
Auxiliary Policeman William GravesSparta Police Department, IL
Auxiliary Captain George MaxinWillowick Police Department, OH
Reserve Deputy George PfeilSeminole County Sheriff's Office, FL
Reserve Deputy James EppMaricopa County Sheriff's Office, AZ
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Charles PlumleighLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
Reserve Officer Michael HaenKansas City Police Department, KS
Reserve Deputy Sheriff James WierHarris County Sheriff's Department, TX
Reserve Officer Douglas KrenzBlaine Police Department, WA
Reserve Officer Eugene CousinsNorth Mankato Police Department, MN
Reserve Captain Don WillmonAngelina County Sheriff's Office, TX
Reserve Officer John MorganGoessel Police Department, KS
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Joe WestbrookHarris County Sheriff's Department, TX
Auxiliary Deputy Arthur CatonClay County Sheriff's Office, FL
Reserve Officer Helen LizamaGuam Police Department, GU
Reserve Officer Rudy IglesiasGuam Police Department, GU
Reserve Officer Gerald EricksonHillsboro Police Department, OR
Reserve Deputy James HealyNapa County Sheriff's Department, CA
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Gerald MartinJennings County Sheriff's Department, IN
Reserve Officer Dennis HarrellColleyville Police Department, TX
Reserve Officer James CliftonBurns Police Department, OR
Reserve Deputy John LitchMahoning County Sheriff's Department, OH
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Robert NicholsonWilcox County Sheriff's Department, AL
Reserve Deputy John JamisonCoconino County Sheriff's Department, AZ
Reserve Officer Stuart TairaLos Angeles Police Department, CA
Auxiliary Deputy Steven MayerWill County Sheriff's Office, IL
Reserve Officer Larry TidwellMcEwen Police Department, TN
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Ray MalloryKern County Sheriff's Department, CA
Auxiliary Sergeant Denis FoleyWill County Sheriff's Office, IL
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Errol RogersDel Norte County Sheriff's Department, CA
Reserve Officer James TaylorDallas Police Department, TX
Reserve Captain Lloyd BrooksLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA
Reserve Deputy Timothy RugglesPlacer County Sheriff's Department, CA
Reserve Deputy Chief John PriceAutauga County Sheriff's Department, AL
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Lawrence BrecedaSiskiyou County Sheriff's Department, CA
Auxiliary Lieutenant Nicholas GalassoLarchmont Police Department, NY
Reserve Deputy Sheriff John WrightHawkins County Sheriff's Department, TN
Auxiliary Sergeant Noel FaideNew York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section, NY
Auxiliary Sergeant Larry CohenNew York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section, NY
Reserve Deputy Arlyn GortOttawa County Sheriff's Department, MI
Reserve Deputy David McCollumBradley County Sheriff's Department, TN
Reserve Deputy Sheriff George NashContra Costa County Sheriff's Department, CA
Auxiliary Officer Aubrey WilliamsNorth Olmsted Police Department, OH
Reserve Deputy Sheriff David CormierMonroe County Sheriff's Office, FL
Reserve Officer James CookWestlake Police Department, LA
Auxiliary Officer George StarrVirginia Beach Police Department, VA
Auxiliary Police Officer Armando RosarioNew York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section, NY
Auxiliary Trooper Edward TrueloveConnecticut State Police, CT
Reserve Sergeant Scott CollinsMultnomah County Sheriff's Office, OR
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Mark WhiteheadMultnomah County Sheriff's Office, OR
Reserve Officer Lonnie HowardNorth Vernon Police Department, IN
Auxiliary Police Officer Ty MasseyColona Police Department, IL
Auxiliary Officer Todd JohnsonRock Island Police Department, IL
Auxiliary Captain Richard ShurtzRock Island Police Department, IL
Auxiliary Deputy James CartledgeMcCormick County Sheriff's Department, SC
Auxiliary Police Officer Milton ClarkeNew York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section, NY
Reserve Officer Theodore BrassingaPalo Alto Police Department, CA
Auxiliary Trooper Phillip MingioneConnecticut State Police, CT
Reserve Deputy Fred FeuserCamden County Sheriff's Department, MO
Police Reserve Robert McMasterWarrenton Police Department, OR
Reserve Deputy Donald MitchellMoore County Sheriff's Office, TX
Reserve Deputy Gary CookRogers County Sheriff's Office, OK
Reserve Deputy Tracy MilesJohnson County Sheriff's Office, IN
Reserve Officer Johnnie ClantonNew Orleans Police Department, LA
Reserve Deputy Barry SheltonSullivan County Sheriff's Department, TN
Reserve Lieutenant Alfred GarrisonLantana Police Department, FL
Reserve Deputy Deborah HobbsLake County Sheriff's Office, MT
Reserve Officer Russell SimpsonBandon Police Department, OR
Reserve Deputy John SandlinSolano County Sheriff's Department, CA
Reserve Sergeant James JohnsonForsyth County Sheriff's Department, NC
Reserve Sergeant Joseph PozellMetropolitan Police Department, DC
Reserve Deputy Constable Nehemiah PickensHarris County Constable's Office - Precinct 6, TX
Reserve Officer Matthew TuttleChelsea Police Department, MI
Reserve Deputy Lawrence BarnesRoss County Sheriff's Office, OH
Auxiliary Police Officer Nicholas PekearoNew York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section, NY
Auxiliary Police Officer Yevgeniy (Eugene) MarshalikNew York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section, NY
Reserve Deputy Joe GallowayHolmes County Sheriff's Office, FL
Reserve Deputy Mike WilkenRamsey County Sheriff's Department, MN
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Henry WillefordVan Buren County Sheriff's Office, AR
Auxiliary Lieutenant Dan KromerTaylor Police Department, MI

3 comments:

  1. Lt. Dan Kromer was on duty on Sept 7th, when he was struck by a vehicle, not Sept. 8th.

    He succumbed to his injuries on the morning of the 8th.

    - TAPD Patrolman

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  2. all the auxiliary Police officer in New Jersey should have a gun while on duty for their own protection and to protect other life.

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  3. all auxialirya police officer in the state of new Jersey should be armed while on patrol for their own safety and the safety of other citizen.

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